Quiz 1

Quiz 1: Ethics in Theory and Practice


Which of the following is true of Lawrence Summer’s case in “Let the Eat Pollution?”

Summer’s arguments were based on cost-benefit analysis.


Which of the following is true of Paradox of pleasure?

Henry Sidgwick


Ethical hedonism does not mean:

Allowing pain to oneself so as to make others’ lives pleasant


Which of the following values Dalai Lama would not want us to follow?

Compassion, envy, tolerance


Which of the following is true of divine will?

It refers to destiny


Human conscience:

is formed through experiences and learning of the past


An act utilitarian will not approve of cheating in the examination hall because:

None of the options


Charvaka philosophy is:

Eat, drink and be merry

Psychological hedonism believes that:

Human beings work out of self-interest

Happiness/Pleasure is the ultimate goal of life


The second maxim of Kant establishes:

A human being cannot be used as mere means


According to Devdutt Patnaik, in Indian thought:

Killing by an Avatar is an act of liberation


According to Radhakrishnan the following is true of Bhagavad Gita:

Kurukshetra is the battleground of life where every human being is fighting like Arjuna